Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has revealed an Infiniti GT-R is possible. The car would be based on the highly capable R35 Nissan GT-R only revised to suit Nissan’s sports luxury arm (Infiniti) characteristics and design.
“If your question is ‘could we do that’, I would say ‘yes’. The idea of using existing technologies on the body of an Infiniti, yes. All the technologies developed for Nissan are available to Infiniti.”
When asked if Infiniti would do it though, the idea became a little more sour. Ghosn said, “are we going to do that, I would say ‘no’, I don’t think so”.
Infiniti has many projects under development right now, with a range of new vehicles planned to hit the market over the next couple of years, including a new FX SUV, the new M sports sedan and an electric vehicle. But surely there’s room for a high-performance machine? According to Ghosn,
“The idea makes sense. The technology is here, the platform is here. It’s a great car, the GT-R. Is it a project now? No. But I don’t want to give you the impression we’ll never do that. But I don’t want you to think that it’s coming in the next two to three years either.”
So although it may not be conceived for a few years yet, a future Infiniti performance coupe could be on the way. Maybe just in time for the Australian debut of the brand? Infiniti plans to open up showrooms in Australia in September 2012, launching with the G37 coupe, the FX SUV and the M sedan.
Speculations like to point out that if Infiniti were to take on a GT-R specification, the platform would be based on the stunning Infiniti Essence Concept. But they are mere rumours. It would be nice though, don’t you you think?
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